|1 January 2012 - 31 December 2012|
Melissa from Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf is hosting the Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge.
The challenge is to read books that contain a witch as a main character or with major witchcraft elements. Both fiction and non-fiction is acceptable (Melissa includes a suggested book list broken down into both categories at the sign-up post), as are various formats and re-reads.
There are 4 levels to choose from:
Initiate - read 1-5 "witchy" books
Maiden - read 6-10 "witchy" books
Mother - read 11-15 "witchy" books
Crone - read 16-20 "witchy" books
There is a prize! ;) Participants who officially sign up will be given one entry, as well as an additional entry for each review they write and link-up. Also, anyone who meets or exceeds their challenge level will also be given an additional entry. And the giveaway? A "witchy" book of choice up to $10 from the Book Depository.
You're kidding, right? How can you wave a challenge like this around and I not participate! ;) I'll be trying for Crone (16-20) and hopefully beyond - I need to make a dent in my "witchy" tbr mountain!
1. The Trouble with Magic by Madeline Alt
* I was suppose to read this for a cozy mystery challenge last year, but never got around to it - here's to second chances!
2. Second Hand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell
3. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
4. Natural Witchery by Ellen Dugan
* I read Dugan's Garden Witchery ages ago and I really liked what she said and how she said it. So, of course I bought Natural Witchery, but never got around to reading it...
5. The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
* It's a classic I've been wanting to read forever
6. Wicca by Scott Cunningham
* Re-read - very influential for me and it's about time I re-read it
7. Magical Herbalism by Scott Cunningham
* I started it in 2011 but never finished it...
8. The Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton
* I've had this book home from the library more times that I can count, but something else always seems to come along...